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Calendar of Events: January 2018

Experience Modern architecture. Take a tour, view an exhibition, attend a lecture or otherwise connect with people equally captivated by the history and future of this period. Our online calendar highlights events related to Modern architecture in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and occasionally further a field, presented by a wide-ranging roster of organizations.


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Modern and Contemporary Architecture in Historic Greenwich Village

Although Greenwich Village boasts the city’s largest concentration of early residential architecture with many fine examples of Federal, Greek Revival, and Italianate houses, it is also home to important Modern and contemporary architecture. Among New York’s earliest buildings in the International Style is the first one constructed for the New School for Social Research, completed in 1931 and designed by Joseph Urban. The three elegant concrete towers of University Village (1967), surrounding Picasso’s "Portrait of Sylvette," were designed by James Ingo Freed of I.M. Pei and Associates and designated NYC Landmarks in 2006. Philip Johnson realized four major projects for NYU in the early 1970s. More

University Village, with Picasso's "Portrait of Sylvette," I.M. Pei & Associates, 1964–1967 © Jake Rajs 2010
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March 25, 2017

Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center

Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, the wartime directive that authorized the internment of Japanese citizens and American citizens of Japanese heritage living in the Western United States, this exhibition explores Isamu Noguchi’s decision to voluntarily enter Poston War Relocation Center, located in the Arizona desert, in the hopes that he could “contribute something positive to this forcibly displaced community.” More

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November 3, 2017

Josef Albers in Mexico

This exhibition illuminates the relationship between the forms and design of pre-Columbian monuments and the art of Josef Albers. It features a selection of rarely shown early paintings, iconic canvases, and works on paper. Josef Albers in Mexico also includes a rich selection of photographs and photocollages, many of which have never been on view and were created by Albers in response to frequent visits to Mexican archaeological sites beginning in the 1930s. More

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November 21, 2017

Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York

Until the 1960s, most public art in New York City was limited to war memorials, civic-minded murals, or relief sculpture embodying universal values like “fraternity” or “wisdom.” But the late 1960s brought a new era that embraced the individual artist’s voice and vision in the public realm. In the years since, hundreds of innovative art works, both permanent and temporary, have been installed in the public spaces of New York. Presented to mark the 40th anniversary of the pioneering Public Art Fund, More